- As to why, therefore, he insisted on building a weekend house that drained into XYZ's drinking water, the answer is indeed twisted, though in a standard ... way: the attraction was not in the setting on the lake (there are prettier lakes nearby) but, rather, in the open defiance of the law -- an opportunity for the display of personal power. In a country ... whose most fundamental laws have been systematically ignored by corrupt [governments], once wealth has been achieved there can be no more gratifying display of success than such a brazen act of illegality. ABC's house on the lake served as a barely coded message, and one that was universally understood by [his fellow citizens]. It was a public brag. People did not disapprove of ABC for what he had done. Even in XYZ they tended rather to admire him for it. It remained illegal to build on the lake, and as a result, by twisted logic, the restricted property there became some of the most sought after in the region.
Question: who is this man? No Googling.
Update: AQ Khan, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Arzan has it, see second comment.